Category Archives: Democracy

Tyranny of the Majority? More like Tyranny of the Minority

I want to first start this off by saying that this post isn’t about minority races or ethnic groups, this about the very small portion of Americans who control vast amounts of wealth and political power. This blog post is … Continue reading

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Federalist No. 10’s Legacy: The Rise of Partisan Antipathy and How It Is Controlled

“Lock her up”, “not my president”, “Hitlary”, “make Russia great again” “today’s illegals, tomorrow’s democrats”, and “Benedict Donald”. These are just a few attacks that circulated throughout the country during and after the 2016 presidential election. A 2014 Pew Research … Continue reading

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Texans have a sense of community

At the end of August nobody could miss the terrible weather event that took place in Texas. This storm did a lot of damage in the region of Houston. Many pictures and videos of this disaster have been broadcast on … Continue reading

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How De-Federalizing Government Could End Partisan Gridlock and Save America from the Next Civil War

Americans live in a nation divided along party lines. Political polarization hasn’t been this extreme since the United States broke apart 150 years ago for the Civil War. This chart, drawing from a dataset of Congressional votes, tracks partisan polarization … Continue reading

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The AZ Power Trip

As I am sure many of you have realized from our class discussions, I am a local/state political junkie. The decisions made by your local city council and or your state legislature have a more immediate, visible, and direct effect … Continue reading

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Dear U.S. Attorneys, “You’re Fired!” Sincerely, President Trump

On Friday, the Trump administration told 46 United States attorneys to resign their posts and fired one of the 46 who refused to resign. The 46 were Obama appointees who were held over for the first month of the Trump … Continue reading

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Trump and the Judges

Late last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck a major blow to President Trump’s immigration agenda when they upheld a suspension of his controversial travel ban. Since the ruling, President Trump made his views widely known, calling the … Continue reading

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The Freezing of American Democracy

When Things don’t Add Up In James Morone’s ‘The Democratic Wish’, he outlines a cycle for change occurring in American democracy. The cycle starts at a liberal political stalemate, moves to a popular response demanding action, creates new political institutions … Continue reading

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Would the Founding Fathers Build Trump’s Wall?

Donald Trump, along with Senator Bernie Sanders, has revolutionized the way we view politicians today. He says what is on his mind without having anyone make his message a bit sweeter or politically correct to the viewers. However, his message … Continue reading

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Flaws Within Individualism

Sumner was a social Darwinist; Kanye West reinvents hip hop with just about everything he does; Ayn Rand is wrong. Continue reading

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